[wix-users] Burn - elevated pipe closed

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 14:16:41 PST 2021

The closest thing I can think of is
https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/5980. Are you sending a valid
window handle to Apply?

On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 10:59 AM Jacques Eloff via wix-users <
wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> Hi
> I came across an issue yesterday where a bundle starts to install (it
> installed about 3 or 4 MSI) and then everything stopped.
> I looked at Bundle - pipe broke by AntiVirus software · Issue #5658 ·
> wixtoolset/issues (github.com)
> <https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/5658>, but it doesn't fit.
> A/V
> usually blocks elevation completely. And the installer is signed and the
> machine is running Defender, not the other A/V software identified in the
> issue.
> The last MSI that was executing was trying to launch a custom action (it's
> not the CA). The last entry in the MSI log was that it was going to launch
> it, and then it just hung. The MSI log itself is incomplete.
> I scanned the machine with process explorer and the CA wasn't launched at
> all. It was as if InstallExecute just got "stuck". After about 20 minutes
> the install was cancelled and that's when the pipe errors were logged.
> [5364:6DF4][2021-02-08T17:03:54]e000: Error 0x800700e8: Failed to write
> message type to pipe.
> [5364:6DF4][2021-02-08T17:03:54]e000: Error 0x800700e8: Failed to write
> send message to pipe.
> [5364:6DF4][2021-02-08T17:03:54]e000: Error 0x800700e8: Failed to send
> process.
> [5364:6DF4][2021-02-08T17:03:54]e000: Error 0x800700e8: Failed to configure
> per-machine MSI package.
> I thought the MSI log would get flushed when the install was cancelled, but
> it appears nothing else was written, which made me wonder if the installer
> service itself was having a bad day. The Windows Event Viewer has been
> cryptically empty except for a single event that said: "the program stopped
> interacting with Windows and was closed" along with "Faulting
> package-relative application ID:
> Hang type: Top level window is idle"
> Has anyone seen this sort of behavior?
> Thanks,
> Jacques
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